Ugandan government has told the United States to go “fix its own elections” rather than give “lectures” to Uganda about elections.
Government Spokesman, Ofwono Opondo was quoted by the state-linked New Vision disregarding the US opinion on its polls.
His comments came after the US said it was considering “targeted options” following elections in Uganda that were marred by “irregularities” and “abuses” by the security forces.
In his response, Mr. Opondo said the Ugandan government would await official communication from the US government.
“In the meantime, the US government better fix its own elections where, according to President Donald Trump, even the dead voted and Joe Biden is in office through fraud and so they should be the last to give lectures,” Mr. Opondo said.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni who has been in power since 1986, was declared the winner of January’s election. His main challenger Bobi Wine had earlier rejected the outcome of the poll, but dropped plans to challenge the result in court.
Official results recorded 59 percent of the vote for Mr. Museveni compared with the 35 percent of Bobi Wine.